As a starting point we take the real needs of the present language users, specially those professionals of linguistic Services, in order to get a clear picture of which of their needs could be satisfied by a general language dictionary and which by a normative dictionary. The vagueness of the concept «normativity» is pointed out and the opinion is expressed that it is not easy to define in a precise way which of the needs mentioned ought to be the subject of normativity. The article concludes with a series of concrete examples which illustrate the concepts presented.

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Published on 01/07/94
Accepted on 01/07/94
Submitted on 01/07/94

Volume 9, Issue 2, 1994
DOI: 10.7203/caplletra.17.7408
Licence: CC BY-NC-SA license

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